For Immediate Release
Contact: Deb Polun, Community Health Center Association of Connecticut
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Connecticut Health Centers Receive National Recognition for Quality Care
Connecticut – March 26, 2018 – The Community Health Center Association of Connecticut (CHCACT) congratulates seven of Connecticut’s federally-qualified health centers for recent recognition by the federal Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). HRSA is the federal agency that oversees the country’s 1,300+ health centers, which serve over 27 million Americans annually.
The awards include:
- National Quality Leader Award: Community Health & Wellness Center of Greater TorringtonCommunity Health & Wellness Center of Greater Torrington is one of 46 health centers across the country to receive a HRSA National Quality Leader Award. These health centers exceeded national quality benchmarks, Healthy People 2020 goals or other critical thresholds above the national health center averages in: chronic disease management, preventive care and/or prenatal/perinatal care.
- Health Center Quality Leaders: Community Health & Wellness Center of Greater Torrington; CHC, Inc; Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center; Fair Haven Community Health Care; First Choice Health Centers; Norwalk Community Health Center; and Southwest Community Health Center.These HRSA Health Center Quality Leaders were among the top 30% of all health centers nationally, in achieving best overall clinical outcomes, demonstrating high quality across their clinical operations.
“The high quality health care and resultant health outcomes for patients at these health centers truly demonstrate that federally-qualified health centers are providers of choice,” said Ken Lalime, Chief Executive Officer at CHCACT. “These are not the ‘clinics’ of old – but modern health care facilities, using a team-based approach to provide the best care available, to all in need, whether you have Medicare, Medicaid, commercial insurance, or no insurance at all.”
The Community Health Center Association of Connecticut (CHCACT) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting federally-qualified health centers across Connecticut in their work to provide quality, comprehensive health care to Connecticut residents. Connecticut’s FQHCs serve 376,000 patients annually – one out of every ten residents. Learn more about Connecticut’s health centers at www.chcact.org.